Do you want something to give you pure enjoyment?

Then try reading a complex, witty and Flat-Out lovely book.

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park is tagged YA but I flat-out loved this book. Her writing style is funny, quirky and pure enjoyment.

Imagine what might happen if your daughter left for college in Boston and due to one mistake after another finds herself homeless. No dorm room, no apartment.

But like all Mom’s, you’d ride to the rescue as did Julie’s mother. Lucky an old college friend agrees to put Julie up until an apartment becomes available. Well, best-laid plans went out the window as Julie settles in and falls in love. Oddities pile up and wounds open but Ms. Park reminds us that all it takes to set things back to normal (whatever that entails) is Flat-Out-Love.

If you are a member of KindleUnlimited it is available to read for free.

I give this lovely book 5 Stars

Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love Series Book 1) by [Park, Jessica]Click image to read a sample

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Everyone enjoys a little haunting every now and then.

And that’s what you get a story you won’t be able to turn loose long after reading the words  “The End.” Jennifer McMahon leads us all down a rabbit hole of lies and deceit in this disturbing haunting, psychological thriller, and paranormal page-turner.

Many kids have big imaginations and imaginary friends to keep them entertained. Parents think it’s cute, and give little thought to any of their imaginings being real.

But if you lived near Reliance, a village that mysteriously disappeared one day, you might believe in the paranormal too. You might surround your bathtub with iron to keep away the things that live among the shadows.

Fifteen years after Lisa told everyone she was crossing over to the world of the fairies to meet the Fairy King and disappeared, her brother Sam wants to find the truth.

In Don’t Breathe a Word: A Novel by Jennifer McMahon introduces us to a family ravaged by loss.

Like me, you will not be able to put this book down until you find out what really happened to Liza.

You’ll keep the lights on long after you finish reading the last page.

Don't Breathe a Word: A Novel by [McMahon, Jennifer]

Do you want something light, fun and romantic?

Temps here in Dallas hit the century mark last weekend. Bursting_Thermometer__Arvin61r58-300px

Weekends I decompress and reload my brain cells. Often I read one or two books just for fun. No studying how to be a better blogger or writer. I read just read for the sake of reading.

Last weekend was like one the perfect time to curl up with a light, fun book. No one wants a heavy meal when the heat index is 105.

If you’re a Jane Austen fan, or like light, romance you might enjoy My Own Mr. Darcy by Karey White.

I can’t imagine many of us who didn’t get all mushy over Pride and Prejudice during our high school years. Ms. White lets us relive those feelings but also takes it a step further when her main character becomes obsessed with finding her real-life Mr. Darcy.

I debated back and forth between 4-5 stars but settled on 4 because of how Amazon defines 5 (loved it.) I really, really enjoyed My Mister Darcy. It was perfect for a hot, sunny summer afternoon.This romantic, nostalgic book will thrill Bridget Jones fans. It’s  light, fun, and a quick read.

Karey White did Jane Austen proud with this well-written story about a naive, romantic young woman who refuses to give up on her dreams of happily ever after. Sigh…

My Own Mr. Darcy by [White, Karey]

When do you find time to read for pleasure?

Read any good books lately? Do tell.

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Do you want a creepy and disturbing book?

If you are squeamish,

don’t read:

The Butterfly Garden

The book is written in two different POV’s, the FBI investigating the crimes and one of a surviving victim. The author hooked me from the beginning. Changing point of views made perfect sense as the story unfolds. I had no problem following what was happening. It is a dark, disturbing, methodical and well-written story. I usually can’t finish a book that deals with sexual violence because I find the subject distasteful and hard to stomach but I couldn’t put down The Butterfly Garden. I finished this book in one day, not because I didn’t know how it was going to end, but because I wanted to hear the rest of the victim’s story. So, if you are the least bit squeamish about the treatment of women, you may want to take a pass. However, if you can handle the subject, the writing is worth the journey. This is one book that will keep you up all night.

Dot Hutchinson kept me turning the pages late into the night and the story haunted me long after I turned out the light. The Butterfly Garden gets 5 Stars from me. It is available now, for FREE through KindleUnlimited.

Read any good books lately? Do share… 

Have you read this book? What did you think?

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